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While the customary three ringside judges dutifully attended to their posts during Wilson Fight Night on Saturday, their presence proved to be a mere formality in the return of professional boxing to Wilson. As part of the first-ever card for … more
Pablo Velez Jr., the scheduled opponent for Wilson professional boxer Jamar Freeman in the “Wilson Fight Night” card on Feb. 4, cracked a rib during a sparring session and has pulled out of the scheduled middleweight bout. Velez, a … more
ZEBULON — Barring a trade at some point in their professional careers, the Carolina Mudcats that will toil in Five County Stadium beginning in 2017 have one goal: Earn a dugout seat for the sixth-inning sausage race at Milwaukee’s Miller … more
Recent Fike High graduate D.J. Daniels signed a professional baseball contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday at the team’s minor league facility in Dunedin, Fla. Daniels will begin his … more
The allure of minor league baseball, aside from an enjoyable outing at the ballpark, is the chance to see some players who will later play in the big leagues. Fans of the Carolina Mudcats should recognize several players who could play prominent … more
The Wilson Times asked several current and former high school players and coaches who will win Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. I think the Warriors will win it. They’ve been so dominant at home and it’s going to be tough to beat … more
It isn’t the case in every sport where weekend warriors and aspiring up-and-comers have the chance to compete against a legend. Yet that’s exactly what took place Saturday at Westview Lanes as the venerable bowling alley served as an … more
ZEBULON — Beginning with the 2017 season, the Carolina Mudcats of the Class A Advanced Carolina League will be affiliated with the Milwaukee Brewers of the National League. The announcement came Friday from Mudcats President and Majority … more
Wilson native Dedrick Payton has coached football at several different levels for nearly the past two decades, but he never dreamed it would take him halfway around the world. Payton, known nearly to all as “Cisco,” recently got that … more
Tickets are now on sale for an exciting night of professional boxing, Top Catz Boxing’s “Wilson Fight Night,” featuring Wilson residents Jamar Freeman and Austin Bryant, on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Bill Ellis Convention … more
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